Seniors Festival October 2019

Logo of 2019 Discover on the Green Seniors' Festival Greensborough Plaza with Nillumbik Shire Council

The Victorian Seniors Festival runs during October every year.

The Festival promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for older people to experience new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in the local community.

There are thousands of low cost or free events, and special offers taking place across the State throughout October. There will also be local events held in and around Nillumbik.

Visit Seniors website for information about events around the State. Also, during this time there will be free public transport available. 

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Nillumbik Seniors Festival Program

Every year Council publishes a Nillumbik Seniors Festival Program to highlight the events and activities taking place across Nillumbik during the month of October. 

If you are holding an event, we invite you to submit your event details to be included in our program (use 'Submit your event' link below).

There is no cost associated to list or host an event and we'll assist you to promote it in our Nillumbik program and on our website.

Want to host an event during the Festival?

We are inviting all community groups, sporting clubs, service providers and businesses to join us in hosting an activity or event. Submit your event details below.

If you participate, Council will support you by promoting your activity or event on our website and in the Nillumbik Seniors Festival Program 2019. 

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Festival activities to host:

  • Celebration morning / afternoon tea
  • ‘Come and try’ event
  • Information / open day
  • Concerts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Seniors fitness and/or dance classes
  • Discounts / special offers for Seniors
  • Workshops
  • Social outings

The possibilities are endless. It's the perfect opportunity for you to promote your group, club or organisation to the wider community.

This year's festival activities funded through the grant program

This year Council is pleased to support the following activities for the Seniors Festival (funded by the 2019 Grants program).

  • Visit to Bolobek Garden and Plant Fair - Hurstbridge Sow and Grow
  • Diamond Creek Men's Shed Come and Try Day
  • Seniors Festival Performance by Open Door Choir - Nillumbik U3A
  • Making Connections Morning Tea - Eltham Evening VIEW Club
  • Seniors in Action U3A Art Exhibition Launch and Workshops
  • Hear our Voices Music Festival - Musical Memories Choir (Rewire)
  • African Drumming Workshop, Lunch and Performance by the Drum Connection Seniors - Allwood Neighbourhood House
  • Nillumbik Heritage Bus Tours - Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries

Note: Grant funding applications have closed for 2019.

Inaugural 'Discover on the Green' event

This year, an inaugural 'Discover on the Green' event will be held as part of the Seniors Festival.

From Monday 7 October to Saturday 12 October, local community groups, businesses and organisations will have the opportunity to showcase their activities and services to an audience of people aged 55+, and their families, in the plaza.

(Proudly supported by Council and Council's Positive Ageing Advisory Committee in partnership with Greensborough Plaza).

How you can apply to participate 

If your organisation or business offers information or services to support older residents remain healthy, active and connected to their local communities as they age,we encourage you to apply to participate in this exciting new event.

But, before you apply, please ensure you download and read the Exhibitor Information Pack(PDF, 746KB) 

Express your interest by clicking on the 'Apply now' link below and completing the Expression of Interest form before Sunday 4 August 2019.

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We value your feedback

If you are unable to participate this time round, please send us your feedback on how we can continue to improve our future events. Email